What is your specific role on the team?
As Design Services Manager, I oversee large-scale projects, providing estimates, stone solutions/options, placing purchase orders with our suppliers and providing my expertise to the team when needed.
Where does Instone’s Design Team come in?
In an ideal situation, my team comes in when the preliminary budget is being set, but this varies and often we come into play during the buyout process. We offer stone project management solutions, which include estimating, value engineering, fabrication and domestic and global material sourcing.
What is the process of putting together a design for a large-scale project?
A client (homeowner, business owner, school, etc) will come to us after securing a landscape architect or designer. Once the client and designer have met, the designer will then develop a concept drawing. When finished it will be presented to the client, revisions will be made, preliminary budgets created, contractors and vendors introduced etc. If the client agrees to move forward a contract is created for the scope of work, buyout of materials, scheduling subs, permitting and construction process begins.